Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Challenge Recap

2011 was the year of the challenges for me. I read somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 to 400 books in a given year. In 2011 I topped out at 367. I thought that if I joined a ton of challenges I would definitely be able to complete them all with such a big list of books on my agenda. 

What I didn't add into the equation was the fact that doing challenges is based more on what you want to read and not what you are required to read. I read a ton a books for review. Books I have been sent by publishers and authors that I feel obligated to read. I also read some books for my own personal pleasure, but not nearly so many as I read for other reasons. 

So I mistakenly entered 34 reading challenges. I know, I know, that was way too many. I have cut down considerably for 2012. And I chose challenges I enjoy participating in or wanted to do for specific reasons. There are tons of 2011 challenges that I didn't finish for various reasons. So here is a run down of what I finished. I what I didn't and which ones I want to try again. For a complete list of the books I read for each challenge and the overall list of what I read this year take a look at this post!


The Steampunk Challenge (October 2010 - October 2011)
Result: (FAILED)  
I read 1 out of 5 books for this challenge


2011 Global Reading Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 4 out of 7 books for this challenge


2011 New Authors Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 50 out of 50 books for this challenge

2011 TBR Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 1 out of 12 books for this challenge


A to Z Challenge (26 Authors, 26 Titles)
Result: (FAILED) 
I read 35 out of 42 books for this challenge 


2011 Christian Fiction Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 12 out of 12 books for this challenge


2011 Support Your Local Library Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 23 out 50 books for this challenge


2011 Highlander Reading Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 9 out of 20 books for this challenge


2011 Mystery and Suspense Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 12 out of 12 books for this challenge

2011 Book Blogger Recommendation Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 6 out of 15 books for this challenge


2011 Paranormal YA Reading Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 9 out of 12 books for this challenge


2011 Show Me The Free Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 1 out of 12 books for this challenge


2011 Just For Fun Reading Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 12 out of 12 books for this challenge


2011 Vampire Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 20 out of 20 books for this challenge


2011 Shape Shifters Challenge (Werewolves)
Result: (FAILED)
I read 4 out of 20 books for this challenge


Read-A-Myth Challenge 
Result: (FAILED)
I read 1 out of 2 books for this challenge


2011 Cozy Mystery Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 12 out of 12 books for this challenge


100+ Reading Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 367 out of 100 books for this challenge


1st in a Series Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 20 out of 20 books for this challenge


2011 Debut Author Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 2 out of 12 books for this challenge


Paranormal Romance Challenge (Adult)
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 20 out of 20 books for this challenge


2011 E-book Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 20 out of 20 books for this challenge


2011 Audio Book Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 2 out of 12 books for this challenge


2011 Historical Romance Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 12 out of 12 books for this challenge

2011 Horror and Urban Fantasy Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 24 out of 24 books for this challenge


50 States Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 37 out of 50 books for this challenge


What's in a Name Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 5 out of 6 books for this challenge


2011 Romance Reading Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 12 out of 12 books for this challenge


2011 ARC Reading Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 30 out of 30 books for this challenge


2011 Books Won Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 2 out of 10 books for this challenge


2011 YA Reading Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I read 17 out of 20 books for this challenge


2011 Historical Fiction Challenge
Result: (COMPLETED)
I read 20 out of 20 books for this challenge


The Reading Challenge Addict Challenge
Result: (FAILED)
I completed 15 out of 34 Challenges in 2011


Not too bad considering everything! I learned a lot from this data.


I read a very eclectic mix of books
My favorite genres are romance, cozy mystery, urban fantasy & paranormal.
Audio books are not my thing.
Don't enter as many giveaways.


Absolutely do NOT enter that many challenges ever again! LOL...

 

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